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Venus and Serena Turkey -- Guests of Honor at Our Vegan Thanksgiving Feast

Karen Dawn | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

The holidays can be rough for those of us who care about animals that are not traditionally thought of as pets. Thanks to my little turkey rescue tradition, Thanksgiving is a time when I get to share with the world how delightful turkeys can be if they are given a chance.

Meatless Monday: Miami Sprouts Vegan for Second Annual Seed Food and Wine Festival

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Seed Food and Wine, Miami's five-day plant-based party, is back again for its second year. And this time, they're bringing vegan burgers.

Eating Chickens Is a Leading Cause of Death Worldwide

Jacy Anthis | Posted 11.01.2015 | Green
Jacy Anthis

This piece was co-authored by Jay Shooster from NYU School of Law. In a recent report by the World Health Organization, processed meat comes across ...

Inside Mercy for Animals' Farmed Animal Advocacy

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 08.29.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

Mercy for Animals (MFA) is a national non-profit animal protection organization that exposes farmed animal cruelty, works to eliminate the cruelest factory farming practices and promotes compassionate food choices and policies.

Hidden-Camera Video Reveals Chicken McNuggets' ‘Disturbing Secret’

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business

Chickens cruelly beaten, stomped to death and left to die painfully and slowly. According to Mercy For Animals, that’s the “disgusting se...

Court Says No To Gagging Those Who Reveal Farm Animal Abuse

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

A hard-to-watch video, filmed in 2012 by undercover investigators with Mercy for Animals, shows Idaho dairy farm workers viciously abusing cows....

Scalding Live Chickens Is Business as Usual on Factory Farms

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

Billions of food animals suffer the most enduring and deep pain as they're brutalized to become meals, and we must stop this heinous treatment right now.

Thanksgiving Turkey Rescue: Spa Day and Vegan Feast for Beautiful Birds

Karen Dawn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

It's turkey rescue season again! This year I am introducing you to the Baywatch turkeys, Pamela and Alexandra, named for the two Baywatch babes who grew into incredible vegan activist women. Bred for Thanksgiving dinner, they will be at ours -- as the guests of honor.

Undercover Video Shows 'Horrific' Conditions At California Duck Farm

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green

Following a weeks-long undercover investigation, animal rights group Mercy for Animals has released an undercover video that allegedly shows widesprea...

Dairy Farm Fires All Its Workers After Abuse Discovered

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green

Hidden camera footage released by the animal advocacy group Mercy For Animals appears to show dairy employees beating and abusing cows at Winchester D...

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

The Lives of the Innocents: Reflections for Mothers Day

Kathy Stevens | Posted 07.07.2014 | Home
Kathy Stevens

Mama Sherman (center) with her children Caleb and Buttercup As I sit on my deck on a warm May evening, I hear Sherman out in her pasture. I know wh...

Go With Your Gut: Foie Gras No Worse Than the Rest

Kathy Stevens | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Kathy Stevens

One of two surviving ducks gets cleaned up at Catskill Animal Sanctuary Last week, Catskill Animal Sanctuary received a call from the Kingston State...

Idaho's 'Ag-Gag' Bill: Shameful Attempt to Hide Animal Cruelty on Factory Farms

Nathan Runkle | Posted 04.27.2014 | Home
Nathan Runkle

S 1337 would make it a crime, punishable by imprisonment, to simply photograph or videotape abusive, unsanitary or otherwise unethical activity on a farm. Even employees and journalists who take photos or video to document misconduct on farms could face criminal prosecution.

What Happens in the Factory Farm Shouldn't Stay in the Factory Farm

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Matthew Bershadker

Some whistleblower suppression laws -- coined "ag-gag" by food writer Mark Bittman -- aggressively criminalize firsthand documenting and/or reporting of the day-to-day activities of industrial farms, while doing nothing to contain the abuse.

Dominique Mosbergen

Undercover Video Allegedly Shows Animal Abuse At Walmart Pork Supplier | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green

Undercover footage that appears to show horrifying conditions at a Walmart pork supplier has prompted investigations at a Minnesota factory farm. ...

WATCH: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Bill Moyers

Ag gag laws are intended to silence whistleblowers and investigators from trying to inform the public about bad practices at factory farms. Now who would want to make it a crime to reveal such abuses?

Why Is Amazon Ducking Animal Cruelty Controversy?

Nathan Runkle | Posted 08.18.2013 | Crime
Nathan Runkle

At Amazon, unconscionably cruel foie gras is still just a click away.

Rachel Tepper

WATCH: Undercover Foie Gras Footage Makes Cruelty Claims | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

Animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals on Tuesday released undercover footage showing what it calls cruel behavior at Hudson Valley Foie Gras. The vi...

McDonald's Cruelty: Creating Mentally Broken & Physically Destroyed Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

McDonald's nearly-exclusive use of battery cage eggs in the U.S. is indefensible, grotesquely unethical, and hugely inconsistent with its own policies in other countries. Eating at McDonald's, of course, directly supports the abuse.

Activist Explains Why He's Driving Around The Country With A 10 Ft. Inflatable Pig Protesting Walmart

Posted 03.05.2013 | Business

Armed with an inflatable pig and a suit and a tie, Phil Letten has been traveling around the country, protesting Walmart. The Mercy for Animals act...

Turkey Torture: Butterball Workers Found Guilty of Cruelty to Animals

Nathan Runkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Nathan Runkle

Tragically, each day of a turkey's life in a Butterball factory farm is filled with deprivation and brutality, due to the company's complete lack of meaningful animal welfare policies, training, or procedures.

Acclaimed Artist Gretchen Ryan Speaks Up for Abused Animals in New Viral Video (VIDEO)

Mikko Alanne | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Mikko Alanne

They say a single picture is worth a thousand words. Gretchen Ryan should know -- her haunting, evocative paintings have been exhibited in galleries around the world.

This Little Piggy Got Slammed Against Concrete

Ari Solomon | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Ari Solomon

Our society cuddles and coddles certain animals (dogs and cats) while relegating others to the monstrosities of the slaughterhouse. It's wrong, shameful, and woefully inconsistent.

WATCH: Butterball Abuse Commercial To Air On Several Networks

Posted 11.19.2012 | Home

Last week, the animal rights group Mercy For Animals released a video alleging abuse at a Butterball turkey slaughterhouse. This is in addition to ano...